Mar 26, 2013

Sending Out: Peace be with you

Here’s a closing commission and benediction inspired by John 20: 21-22.  It was written by Bruce Prewer.

Commission and Benediction
(inspired by John 20:21-22)

Jesus said: “Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, so I am now sending you”.

He believes in you. The busy world awaits your compassion.
God believes in us.
Sometimes you will give your best yet fail.
God believes in us
At other times you will succeed in spite of your stumbling.
God believes in us
Go gladly, daring to succeed or fail to the glory of God,
and then at the very end, nothing shall dismay you.
God believes in us
With Christ’s own breath within us, we shall travel well.

The help of the saving Christ,
the wisdom of the Living God,
and the support of the loving Spirit,
       will be with you
every step of the way, now and always.

~ written by Bruce Prewer, and posted on Bruce Prewer’s Homepage.